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Stay-and-Sweat with Fitness Retreats

Fitness retreats are a fast-booming business with health-conscious travelers looking to upkeep their fitness routines while vacationing — and leave them with a little more wiggle room to indulge. For vacationers looking to stay-and-sweat, Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain’s Triathlon Prep Program and Satori Wellness Retreat elevate the healthy getaway experience with unique retreats led by Sanctuary’s A-List fitness staff, including swim coach Misty Hyman, a 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist.

Three-day Triathlon Prep Program

Prior to arrival, Sanctuary’s fitness team connects with the guest to determine their current training program and goals. On the first day of training, guests work directly with swim instructor Misty Hyman, who earned a gold medal in the 200 meter butterfly at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. She offers best swimming strategies for endurance and speed in Sanctuary’s 25-yard outdoor lap pool. Day two brings a guided desert bike ride, and guests hit the ground running on their third day of training, embarking on a tandem run with a fitness instructor. At the end of each training day, guests will enjoy spa treatments to restore muscles and joints impacted by strenuous days.

Package includes:
· Three night casita accommodations
· Three days of training with Sanctuary’s team of experts. Each day will be focused around the different elements of a triathlon, such as core training, swimming, biking, and running.
· Power breakfast each morning
· Three spa treatments to address the ailments brought on by a hard day of swimming, biking and running. Treatments include:
· 60-minute Therapeutic/Sports Massage customized to specific areas of muscle tension and to enhance athletic performance by focusing on sport-specific muscles.
· 60-minute Reflexology using techniques to stimulate the flow of energy in your feet, this massage rebalances the body and promotes increased relaxation and relief from stress.
· 90-minute Table Thai Massage. This ancient style of massage, gently pulls, pushes and kneads your muscles in patterns of gentle rocking and rhythmic compressions

Package price starts at $1,797, single occupancy. Rate includes room tax, food & beverage tax and gratuity, and spa gratuity. Advance reservations required. Trainer gratuity per guest discretion. Package prices do not include $20 daily resort fee

Satori Wellness Retreat

Sanctuary’s Satori Wellness Retreat enlightens guests for a healthier new lifestyle. During the 4-day wellness journey, guests meet a certified personal trainer, who will introduce them to a unique, personalized health and fitness program that’s exciting, effective and easy to maintain when they return home. Guests can choose from a variety of fitness styles and activities such as private Pilates, yoga, body sculpt, dance fusion, private hiking & biking tours, tennis and much more. Satori Wellness Packages can be customized for individuals and groups and can booked through Sanctuary’s Fitness & Wellness Manager, Kara Thomas by calling 480-607-2336 or email kthomas@sanctuaryaz.com.

The base rate of $2,455 (per person) includes:
· 3 nights, 4 days in a Mountain casita
· One hour Agenda/Nutrition Consultation with Fitness Director Kara Thomas
· One hour personal training session, automated weight management program.
· Two 60-minute luxurious Spa treatments
· Welcome gift, daily journal, transportation from and to airport
· Take home recipes from award-winning Executive Chef Beau MacMillan
· Access to open resort movement studio classes as well as access to the resort’s infinity swimming pools and lap pools.

The retreat can also be customized to include an entire Yoga retreat, Pilates retreat, Romance retreat for couples, or an Outdoor adventure retreat. Rates customized for each program.

In addition to specialized fitness retreats, Sanctuary offers an extensive schedule of group exercise classes to all guests.


Olympic Athletes Train Phoenicians To Become Triathletes

Want to become a triathlete? The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain has a program for you.

From now until May 16, the Sanctuary will be offering a series of three-day training programs that allow people to train with Olympic-caliber athletes.

“We can train the well-conditioned athlete or someone who is a beginner and wants to get involved with triathlons for the first time,” Sanctuary fitness director Kara Thomas says.

The package includes room accommodations, power breakfasts and spa treatments in addition to the training. The package offers three different types of massages: a sports massage that is geared towards enhancing athletic performance, a Thai massage that works the muscles, and a reflexology massage that stimulates the flow of energy.

“We are hoping to draw locals as well as people from around the country,” Thomas says. “We can work with individuals or groups.”
The roster of athletes involved in the program is impressive.

Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman of Phoenix will be assisting with the swimming portion of the training. Hyman will be focusing on helping athletes learn to swim straight, match intervals to get faster and make swimming easier by changing posture. Hyman joined the Sanctuary last year.

Distance runner Mike Schneider qualified for the 1996 Olympics in the 5,000-meter race. Schneider will be assisting with the running part of the training. He is currently the Sanctuary’s trainer for both running and hiking.

Additional trainers include Melissa Branta, a cyclist who has raced at the semi-professional level for 6 1/2 years, and Mike Masood, who focuses on evaluating the muscles to find imbalances and enhance training.

“Because of our background and our location and reputation, we get people that apply for different positions here,” Thomas says. “Our staff has a wonderful background in sports conditioning and training.”

One day will be spent concentrating on each discipline – swimming, cycling and running – with core training emphasized. The spa treatments are part of the program because the training is intense and muscles need to relax after each workout.

The package runs about $2,000. For more information, call (480) 948-2100 or visit www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com.